Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 613 546 514
Rank change year-on-year -67 -32 +76
Contract jobs citing IPsec 269 369 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 2.23% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 248 260
UK median daily rate £400 £449 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.86% +3.16% +25.09%
10th Percentile £280 £313 £305
90th Percentile £548 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £430 £418
% change year-on-year -12.79% +2.87% +27.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 15
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £46.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.33% +6.98% +43.33%
10th Percentile £36.13 £29.92 £17.75
90th Percentile £47.38 £48.24 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £46.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -10.33% -3.83% +83.96%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14144 16517 15992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.59% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9972 9242
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 842 1032
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.59 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.46% +15.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.20 £47.50 £45.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -74 246 £410 -8.89% 16
UK excluding London -22 144 £375 -12.79% 10
London -54 112 £425 -12.82% 6
South East -26 60 £425 -2.86% 3
Midlands +52 30 £288 -23.33%
East Midlands +22 21 £280 -25.33%
East of England -23 18 £375 +3.45% 1
South West -1 17 £409 +12.76% 2
West Midlands +27 9 £413 -
North of England +22 9 £375 -25.00% 4
North West +16 8 £375 -25.00% 3
Scotland -8 8 £375 +17.19%
Wales +8 3 £350 -26.32%
Yorkshire +8 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 161 (59.85%) Firewall
2 149 (55.39%) Cisco
3 141 (52.42%) VPN
4 108 (40.15%) DNS
5 106 (39.41%) TCP/IP
6 104 (38.66%) Network Security
7 103 (38.29%) MPLS
7 103 (38.29%) BGP
8 91 (33.83%) OSPF
9 88 (32.71%) SSL
10 87 (32.34%) Cisco Certification
10 87 (32.34%) WAN
11 84 (31.23%) Data Centre
12 71 (26.39%) Linux
12 71 (26.39%) PKI
13 69 (25.65%) CCNP
14 65 (24.16%) LAN
15 64 (23.79%) Wireless
16 62 (23.05%) Microsoft
17 60 (22.30%) HTTP
18 59 (21.93%) DHCP
18 59 (21.93%) Cisco Nexus
19 58 (21.56%) Palo Alto
20 57 (21.19%) F5
21 54 (20.07%) Cisco ASA
22 53 (19.70%) Juniper
23 51 (18.96%) Windows
24 50 (18.59%) Active Directory
25 47 (17.47%) CheckPoint
26 46 (17.10%) VMware

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (9.29%) Apache
2 22 (8.18%) nginx
3 20 (7.43%) IIS
4 19 (7.06%) WebSphere
5 17 (6.32%) Tomcat
6 15 (5.58%) Jetty
6 15 (5.58%) Mongrel
7 14 (5.20%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.60%) MS Exchange
9 6 (2.23%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.49%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.49%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.12%) CMS
11 3 (1.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 44 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.81%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (5.95%) Google App Engine
3 16 (5.95%) Google Cloud Platform
3 16 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.97%) PaaS
5 7 (2.60%) IaaS
5 7 (2.60%) Office 365
6 6 (2.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (1.86%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.86%) Route 53
7 5 (1.86%) SaaS
8 4 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.12%) Akamai
9 3 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 161 (59.85%) Firewall
2 141 (52.42%) VPN
3 108 (40.15%) DNS
4 106 (39.41%) TCP/IP
5 104 (38.66%) Network Security
6 103 (38.29%) BGP
6 103 (38.29%) MPLS
7 91 (33.83%) OSPF
8 88 (32.71%) SSL
9 87 (32.34%) WAN
10 65 (24.16%) LAN
11 64 (23.79%) Wireless
12 60 (22.30%) HTTP
13 59 (21.93%) Cisco Nexus
13 59 (21.93%) DHCP
14 54 (20.07%) Cisco ASA
15 45 (16.73%) EIGRP
16 40 (14.87%) VoIP
17 38 (14.13%) FTP
18 37 (13.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.12%) MS Access
3 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.37%) MySQL
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (5.58%) Jenkins
1 15 (5.58%) Travis CI
2 7 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.86%) JIRA
3 5 (1.86%) Subversion
4 2 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 45 (16.73%) Finance
2 25 (9.29%) Banking
2 25 (9.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.86%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.86%) Retail
4 4 (1.49%) Law
4 4 (1.49%) Legal
5 2 (0.74%) Electronics
5 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.37%) Billing
6 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 108 (40.15%) Network Engineer
2 37 (13.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 32 (11.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 31 (11.52%) Architect
5 23 (8.55%) Analyst
6 21 (7.81%) Security Engineer
7 17 (6.32%) Network Security Engineer
7 17 (6.32%) Network Specialist
8 16 (5.95%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.95%) Lead Network Engineer
9 13 (4.83%) Security Analyst
9 13 (4.83%) Security Architect
10 12 (4.46%) Active Directory Specialist
10 12 (4.46%) Security Specialist
10 12 (4.46%) Senior Network Engineer
11 10 (3.72%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.35%) Network Security Specialist
12 9 (3.35%) Telecoms Engineer
13 8 (2.97%) Network Architect
13 8 (2.97%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.18%) .NET
2 20 (7.43%) 802.1X
3 19 (7.06%) J2EE
4 16 (5.95%) Servlets
5 11 (4.09%) Web Services
6 4 (1.49%) JTAPI
6 4 (1.49%) RFC 2833
6 4 (1.49%) TAPI
6 4 (1.49%) XMPP
7 2 (0.74%) CGI
7 2 (0.74%) REST
8 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.37%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.37%) OpenID
8 1 (0.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 84 (31.23%) Data Centre
2 71 (26.39%) PKI
3 16 (5.95%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.72%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.60%) Replication
7 6 (2.23%) CESG
7 6 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.86%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.86%) Clustering
9 4 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.74%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.74%) FMCG
10 2 (0.74%) iPad
10 2 (0.74%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.37%) IVR
11 1 (0.37%) Life Science
11 1 (0.37%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 71 (26.39%) Linux
2 51 (18.96%) Windows
3 36 (13.38%) Windows Server
4 33 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (7.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (5.20%) Unix
7 10 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.86%) Debian
8 5 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.49%) CentOS
9 4 (1.49%) Fedora
9 4 (1.49%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.37%) CatOS
11 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.61%) Load Balancing
2 36 (13.38%) Configuration Management
3 32 (11.90%) ITIL
4 30 (11.15%) Server Virtualisation
5 28 (10.41%) DevOps
6 25 (9.29%) Network Design
7 24 (8.92%) Cryptography
7 24 (8.92%) Migration
8 21 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (7.81%) Security Architecture
9 19 (7.06%) Change Management
9 19 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (7.06%) Open Source
9 19 (7.06%) WAN Optimisation
10 18 (6.69%) Kalman Filter
10 18 (6.69%) SIEM
11 16 (5.95%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (5.58%) Network Monitoring
13 14 (5.20%) Incident Management
14 13 (4.83%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.50%) Bash Shell
1 39 (14.50%) Java
2 37 (13.75%) Python
3 26 (9.67%) C-shell
3 26 (9.67%) Korn
4 25 (9.29%) Perl
5 23 (8.55%) PowerShell
6 18 (6.69%) Ruby
7 10 (3.72%) SQL
8 7 (2.60%) C
9 3 (1.12%) Go
9 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.37%) C++
10 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 87 (32.34%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (25.65%) CCNP
3 41 (15.24%) CCIE
4 32 (11.90%) Security Cleared
5 23 (8.55%) CCNA
6 17 (6.32%) CISSP
6 17 (6.32%) Degree
7 16 (5.95%) SC Cleared
8 13 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (4.46%) MCSE
10 8 (2.97%) GIAC
11 7 (2.60%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.86%) CCDA
12 5 (1.86%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 4 (1.49%) CCVP
13 4 (1.49%) CWNA
13 4 (1.49%) ISSAP
14 3 (1.12%) CEH
14 3 (1.12%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.86%) FIPS 140-2
2 5 (1.86%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.49%) PA-DSS
4 3 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.12%) PMO
4 3 (1.12%) SLA
5 2 (0.74%) GDPR
6 1 (0.37%) ECSS
System Software
1 50 (18.59%) Active Directory
2 38 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.32%) NFS
4 16 (5.95%) Xen
5 15 (5.58%) Hyper-V
6 13 (4.83%) iptables
7 10 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.97%) Openswan
8 8 (2.97%) pfSense
9 5 (1.86%) BitLocker
9 5 (1.86%) DFS Replication
9 5 (1.86%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.86%) vSphere
10 4 (1.49%) Samba
10 4 (1.49%) XenServer
11 3 (1.12%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.37%) IAG
13 1 (0.37%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 27 (10.04%) Puppet
2 16 (5.95%) Nagios
3 10 (3.72%) Cacti
3 10 (3.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (3.35%) SELinux
4 9 (3.35%) Terraform
4 9 (3.35%) vCenter Server
5 8 (2.97%) QRadar
6 5 (1.86%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (1.86%) Cisco UCCE
6 5 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.86%) SCCM
7 4 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.49%) SCOM
7 4 (1.49%) Stealthwatch
8 3 (1.12%) Ansible
8 3 (1.12%) Cisco IPCC
8 3 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.74%) Icinga
Vendors
1 149 (55.39%) Cisco
2 62 (23.05%) Microsoft
3 58 (21.56%) Palo Alto
4 57 (21.19%) F5
5 53 (19.70%) Juniper
6 47 (17.47%) CheckPoint
7 46 (17.10%) VMware
8 27 (10.04%) Riverbed
9 26 (9.67%) SolarWinds
10 25 (9.29%) Citrix
11 24 (8.92%) HP
12 17 (6.32%) Fortinet
13 16 (5.95%) Google
14 15 (5.58%) Arista
15 14 (5.20%) NetApp
16 13 (4.83%) Red Hat
17 12 (4.46%) Brocade
17 12 (4.46%) Extreme Networks
18 9 (3.35%) BT
18 9 (3.35%) SonicWALL